Our puzzle is complete! Most of you know what a labor of love it was, not only because of your over-whelming generosity and support, but because of the time and effort it took us to finish this near impossible 500 piece monstrosity. Thank you! (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, please catch up here!)
Now for the fun part! After all 499 pieces were put together and an emergency surgery was performed on one replacement piece, we painted the whole front side white and let the kids paint a portrait of our new family.
Eden had a lot to do with the overall concept as well as the detailed painting. She is so excited to be a big sister again, and wanted to include all of the fun things we do as a family, so we separated the beach from the snowman with a garden. It’s very “Murray”. And no, the beach sand is not lava. Hayes thought it was. Don’t tell Ede.
Wes, per usual, went along with whatever she said and with very little help from us, the picture is perfectly flawed and beautiful!
The new baby is yellow. I asked Eden why and she said, “BeCAUSE we don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl.” Good point. She also painted Weston with a sideways baseball cap, which I love. No pink triangle skirts or blue square pants for THIS family. It’s all good.
I can’t wait for the next steps: to write your names on the back and place it in between two pieces of glass and frame it! Either side will be the perfect addition to any room in our house for decades to come! If you didn’t get a chance to buy a piece before the $10,000 threshold was reached last week, two generous donors offered to share their puzzle pieces with the rest of you who donate now – that way no one who gives misses out on adding their name to the puzzle. Thank you!
I love my new yellow, baseball capped, no skirts or pants family already!